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sandy in the borough of queens in new york. >> there's people who have been without attention for a long time. some with, some without running water. definitely without power. you know, so as time goes, it gets worse. and i'm afraid if we don't like, really get this situation under control. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: israel and the militant group hamas slid closer to all-out war today. the israelis blasted gaza with scores of air strikes, and the palestinians said 16 people were killed there. hamas and its allies fired more than 200 rockets and even stru
that. and with the impact of sandy, we don't really know how it's going popular vote on the east coast. >> belva: that is the storm. >> the storm, the hurricane. new jersey, you're talking about, new york, i'm hearing ohio there's some effects. this could be an issue. we reallyng- this is a -- could be a cliff hanger. >> belva: we seem to be able to talk about most things, very little about issues in this whole election cycle, because there's been such a predominant tax and other groups contributing to races. again, we feel the ping of money when it comes to the congressional race. >> absolutely. and sa amento in particular has been an incredible hot bed of spending on congressional races because there are actually four pretty well contested races that sort of fall within that media market. there's the seventh district, where republican incumbent dan lundgren is in serious trouble as democratic challenger takes a second bite at the apple and that's considered a tossup race. jerry mcnearny is the only democratic incumbent who is considered to be a tossup in california, just got moved t
slid 0.3% in october, more than expected, and the first decline in three months. hurricane sandy was behind at least some of the sales decline. but there are fresh worries today about the underlying strength of the american consumer. suzanne pratt reports. >> reporter: hurricane sandy is going to get blamed a lot in the coming weeks for soft economic data. and, rightfully so. after all the superstorm paralyzed a good chunk of the northeast for at least a week. that meant, no shopping, no eating out, and no filling up the tank. >> clearly, the retail sales data were weak and they were weak across a lot of categories. the commerce dept did talk about the affects on hurricane sandy on the numbers. but, it's hard to quantify. >> reporter: the question is whether that consumer paralysis will continue into the all important holiday retail season. many economists say that really depends on whether americans feel secure in the their jobs. here's the good news: there has recently been some improvement on the labor front. on top of that, many shoppers are finding their wallets are thicker
storm sandy. >> as we're going through the reconstruction eand rebuilding, we have to find ways to build this city back stronger and than ever before. >> new york city, no electricity, no lights, millions in the dark, fires, subways flooded, ruined rampant, many deaths. >>people work in the insubway system, in the construction industry in this state ve said they've never seen damage like this, so it's a new reality for us, and i think it's one that we're going to have to deal with. >> besides new york, new jersey was a victim of the disaster. governor chris christie .reviewd the situation at the shoreline, president obama at his side. >> we are here for you, and we will not forget. we will follow up to ma sure that you get all the help you need until you've rebuilt. >> later, at a news conference, the governor gave his report. >> the president of the united states and i have had six conversations since sunday. that shows a level of caring and ofconcern and interest that i think a leader should be giving to th ty of situation. so today, in fact, reed asked me this after i got off, after
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